If you or a family member was badly injured in an accident while riding your bike or while you were crossing the street in a crosswalk, Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp is here to help. We understand that getting involved in a serious accident – like a pedestrian accident or bike accident – can result in you suffering physical, financial, and emotional trauma. You are probably feeling overwhelmed with questions that need answers. That is where we come in. Our mission is to help you put the pieces of your life back together after suffering bicycle or pedestrian injuries.
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According to statistics from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, approximately 2 percent of car accidents that occur each year in the state involve pedestrians, yet pedestrians account for just under 15 percent of car accident deaths. Many of the cyclists that do survive are left with serious to severe injuries.
Our team of Virginia bike accident lawyers has handled these types of cases and it is stunning how catastrophic the injuries can be to a bicyclist when they’re hit by a negligent driver. The types of disabling and fatal injuries bike riders and pedestrians sustain in collisions with cars and trucks range widely.
When a car hits a bicycle, especially at significant speeds, there is nothing between the cyclist and the vehicle. Some of the injuries that cyclists suffer include:
- Brain injuries
- Eye injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Fracture bones
- Internal injuries (spleen, kidneys, vascular perforation, etc.)
- Neck injuries
- Rib fractures
- Road rash
- Skull fractures
- Spine injuries
These injuries can result in the need for extensive medical treatment requiring months and months of recovery and rehabilitation. The victim may be left unable to work while they recover or even able to take care of their children. Depending on the severity of the injuries, the victim may be left with permanent disabilities that can forever alter their overall quality of life.
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The Virginia personal injury attorneys at Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp understand that the injuries bike accident victims sustain can leave them with permanent disabilities that not only create physical limitations but also result in significant financial losses.
If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle or any other type of motor vehicle accident, it is critical not to delay contacting our firm because Virginia injury laws have strict rules regarding how long you have to file your personal injury claim. If the statute of limitations expires, you will be unable to collect financial damages for any medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, or any other losses you may be entitled to.